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ESDC updated the average LMIA processing times

On March 6, 2024, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) updated the processing times for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications under various streams. Based on statistics from all processing centres, the current average LMIA processing times have decreased for all streams except the High-wage Stream and the Low-wage Stream.

  • Global Talent Stream - 7 business days (-1 days)

  • Agricultural stream - 12 business days (-3 days)

  • Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program - 6 business days (-4 days)

  • Permanent residence Stream - 73 business days (-3 days)

  • High-wage Stream - 54 business days (+6 days)

  • Low-wage Stream - 54 business days (+5 days)


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